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Letter Home

The compelling true story of Karen Alanizi, and her Kuwaiti husband Salem during the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.  Based on a letter written to her family in England her story reveals the heart-wrenching emotions, fears and the often amusing and sometimes bizarre side of life during the Iraqi occupation. She describes the desperation of their separation, and the journeys that eventually re-unite them in England. As the Gulf War unfolds they fear for their family and friends left behind in Kuwait and wait impatiently for the Liberation of the country that they love so much.

My book is on sale at:

Bliss and Paper - Ground Floor, Dasman Complex @blissandpaper

Better Books, Salmiya - Tel: 25642743

Bait Al Oth:man Museum, Hawalli - 22653323

Designz Interiors - @designzq8 - 55255532

On line at


R.R.P.   KD 4

My Photos Taken from the House

2nd August 1990 - Iraqi tanks heading towards Kuwait City

Plumes of smoke coming from the Army Base

Iraqi soldiers setting up camp outside the house.

Anti Aircraft guns in front of the house.

Anti Aircraft positions at the side of the house.

Iraqi's arriving to take over neighbour's house

Departure of Iraqis and looting of neighbour's house.

Iraqis looting and setting fire to neighbour's house.

Yellow trucks looting Kuwait

Websites with photographs of Invasion
Places of Interest

Marty's House, Qurain

Two homes where the Kuwaiti Resistance held out during the Iraqi occupation.

Road 208 between the 30 and 40.  Sunday to Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm and after 4.30pm.  Afternoons only at weekends.

Sadly this has now closed

Kuwait House of National Works

Walk through, commentated display and history of the Invasion. Tributes to the allied forces.  The famous bronze head of the statue of Saddam Hussein is kept here.

8am - 1pm and 5pm - 8pm. KD 1 entry

Tel: 24845335, 24846336

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